Grant Opportunities

  • Before applying for any grant,  complete and submit  the Intent to Apply form to the Grants Department;

CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Pets in the Classroom Grant
Source: Petsmart, Petco, Petland, PetSupermarket, Pet Supplies Plus
Applications:
Accepting applications
Purpose
: The purpose of these Grant are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind; 
Award: Varies

Action Research on Mathematics Teaching Practices Grant
Source: Ernest Duncan Fund and NCTM
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Purpose: To provide financial support for action research conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, preservice teacher(s) and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their teaching of mathematics in PK-12 classroom(s). PreK-12.
Award: $6,000

Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning Through the Use of Tools and Technology Grant (PreK-12)
Source
: Isabelle P. Rucker Fund and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Purpose: To encourage the innovative use of technology and other tools to help teachers and students visualize and concretize mathematics abstractions.
Award: $3,000

School In-Service Training Grant (Pre-K-12)
Source
: Clarence Olander Fund and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to schools for in-service education in mathematics.
Award: $4,000

Music Education Grants

Source: D'Addario Music Foundation
Application Deadline: October 15 and June 15  (Bi -Annually)
Purpose: Funding is to sustainable music instruction programs in order to improve access to music education. Supported programs include those that bring music back into communities and schools, and gets kids playing as early and as frequently as possible.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools are eligible to apply. All new applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry online as their first step. Returning applicants must submit applications online.
Award: Awards vary

Learning and Leadership Grants
Source: The NEA Foundation
Application DeadlineOctober 15 and June 15
PurposeTo support National Education Association members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development; experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, ore mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. 
Award$2,000 (individuals); $5,000 (groups)

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching
Source: American Association of Physics Teachers
Application Deadline: December 1 (Winter) and July 1 (Summer)
Purpose: To support special activities in the area of physics teaching
Award: $2500

ONGOING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES:

Air Force Junior ROTC Grants
Source: Air Force Association
Application Deadline(s): October 10 and February 10
Purpose: To promote aerospace education throughout classrooms and units.
Award: Up to $250


Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Source: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Application Deadline: July 1/ October 1/ January 1/
April 1
Purpose:
To provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, and to finance a new program, expand  or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.  Not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
Award: TBD


Chef Ann Foundation Mission Nutrition Fruit and Veggie Grants
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Purpose: To help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. School use the grants to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs.
Award: $2,955 (approx.)

Classic for Kids Foundation
Source: Classic for Kids Foundation
Application Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, March 31
Purpose: To empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments.
Award:TBD


Houston CPA Society Helping Schools Grants
Source: Houston CPA Society
Application Information: Request Grant Application from Carol Spencer CHS Staff Liaison
Purpose: To encourage CPA's to become actively involved with the education of the youth in Texas. Financial Grants are provided to numerous schools where it has been identified that there is little or no significant business partnership.
Award: TBD


American Honda Foundation
Source: American Honda Foundation Education Grants
Application Deadline: New Applicants: February 1 and August 1, annually;
Returning Applicants: due May 1, annually
Purpose: To support education with a specific focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy. It engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, scientific, humanistic, and innovative
Award: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period


DiscoverECollaboration Grants Program

Source: DiscoverE
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose:
To facilitate collaboration within the engineering community and to engage youth (particularly underserved K-12) with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering.
Award: $1000


Healthy Choices Grant
Source:
Oliver Foundation
Application Deadline: Rolling
(October 15) (April 15) (July 15)
Purpose: 
The purpose of the grant is to encourage children, families and communities in Texas to improve the eating and physical activities patters of Pre-school, Elementary, Middle School and High School students. 
NOTE: 
Recommend that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.
Award: Level 1
$750-$3000;  
Level 2 $3,000- $5,000

Good Sports Equipment Program
Source:
Good Sports
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: To provide athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. 
NOTE: Recommend that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.
Award: Equipment, apparel and footwear

Mockingbird Foundation Music Education Grants
Source: Mockingbird Foundation, Inc
Application Deadline: Initial inquiries accepted year-round
Purpose:
 to support projects in music education. The primary focus is students, ages 18 and younger, with particular interest in projects that target underserved children. However, the foundation considers projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. The foundation funds projects that foster creative expression and promote self-esteem in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), and encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies. Grants may be used to obtain instruments, texts, and other materials, and for the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors or instruction. Note that the foundation does not support music therapy programs
Award: $100 - $10,000

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Orchard Grant
Source:
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) and Stretch Island Fruit Co.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Brings fruit tree orchards (about 20-25 trees minimum) to schools to improve the surrounding environment and provide a local source of healthy nutrition. FTPF helps coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offers an inspirational, educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree sand a fun, age-appropriate curriculum, emphasizing the importance of trees for the environment and fruit in the diet.
Awards:
Trees, materials, orchard installation design work, and onsite environmental curriculum

Hungry For Music Grant
Source
: Hungry for Music
Application DeadlineOngoing
Purpose: Hungry for Music provides musical instruments to individuals, schools, and community music programs that cannot afford them.
Awards: Musical instruments


Kinder Morgan Foundation, K-12 Academic, Arts Programs
Source: Kinder Morgan Foundation
Application Deadline:  Rolling, every 10th of every month (notified 60-90 days)
Purpose:
The purpose of this grant is to provide children and youth with opportunities to learn and grow.  The foundation’s goal is to help today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will support their communities for years to come. Grant will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; and arts education programs.
Award: up to $5,000

Student Success Grants
Source: The NEA Foundation
Application Deadline(s): February 1; June 1; October 15
Purpose: To support proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects. To enable educators to take the lead on a wide range of projects to improve student learning.
Award: $2,000 and $5,000


Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Source: Chef Ann Foundation
Application DeadlineOngoing
Purpose: To help schools to incorporate salad bars into school lunches so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  Salad bar grants will be awarded based on a formula that takes into account:
A) readiness to implement a salad bar lunch program, and
B) application date.
It can take up to 12 months after approval to be fully funded.
Awards: Fully-equipped 72”, 5-well insulated salad bar

RPM Foundation Grant
Source: Restoration Preservation Mentorship Foundation
Application Deadline(s): December 9
Purpose: To provide the pathway to careers for the next generation of automotive, motorcycle and marine restoration and preservation craftsmen and artisans through formal training and mentorship.
Award: Up to $10,000


SC Johnson Grants
Source: SC Johnson
Application Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Assist existing non-profit organization or programs focused on defined areas of interest including education, social services, environment, community development, arts and culture, and health.
Award: Not stated


Toshiba Grants for Grades 6 –12
Source
: Toshiba America Foundation
Application Deadlines: Requests < $5,000March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, Dec. 1
                                     Requests > $5,000: May 1 and November 1
Purpose: To support science and math education by funding classroom projects which provide students with the opportunity to "do science" in new ways that promise to increase their engagement with the subject matter and improve their learning.
Awards: up to $5,000 – or - $5,000 and over


School Garden Grant (PreK-12)
Source: Safer Brand
Application Deadline: Accepted September 1 thru December 1, annually
Purpose: To support schools that want to create and start a school garden. Interested schools should explain their reasoning for a school garden and how they would use the grant.
Award: $500


USA Track and Field Grants
Source: USATF
Application Deadline: December 31; and April 30
Purpose:
To provide funds for the use of equipment; uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training and outreach.
Award: Amounts vary based on your specific need

Check back for new opportunities  


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